We've just added the digital notation player to 'Pull Some Strings', a useful set of introductory exercises to help first-time players recognise the notes for the first time.
Tune in LIVE to the Violin Orchestra Christmas Show 2019 ... right here on ViolinSchool.com at 2.30pm GMT (London Time) on Saturday 8th December 2019. Featuring the Violin Orchestra and ViolinSchool Ensembles playing a wide selection of Christmas music!
Welcome to the 2019/2020 Season at ViolinSchool! In the next few days, we'll be announcing lots of exciting news, including a new venue for our Saturday School in London, a new Teacher Training course in Dublin, new Printed Violin Books, and new Courses for Children and Intermediate Violinists. Stay tuned!
It's Violin Orchestra time! If you're in the UK, then come to our London School and join in with The Violin Orchestra! The first rehearsal takes place this weekend - Saturday 15th June!
Shifting big distances on a single string, like in this shifting exercise, really does require a leap of faith! But that faith will come from repeating the movement slowly lots of times, and being aware of your arm movement (especially the elbow movement) during the shift.
To use time efficiently within your practice, you need to know *what* to do. Which types of exercises and activities are guaranteed to get you results? This checklist of Practice Techniques will help you to make a great start!
For woodworm, a violin makes a tasty lunch! Let's explore how woodworm can damage violins, and what you can do to avoid woodworm problems in your violin!
One of the most important skills any violinist can have is knowing how to practise! This one single skill can transform your progress, because if you always know how to improve then you'll always be getting better and better!